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Superweed explosion threatens Monsanto heartland

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man as God is failing.
Messing with nature is a no no
The Buddhists say God is in everything
Not so the NeoCons
Monsanto is heavily involved in all imperialist endeavours (needless to say).
Search for Monsanto on this blog – upper right of this web page.
It is shocking – and is a company of Jewish origin worth billions…

By Clea CAULCUTT (text)
Superweeds are plaguing high-tech Monsanto crops in southern US states, driving farmers to use more herbicides, return to conventional crops or even abandon their farms.

The gospel of high-tech genetically modified (GM) crops is not sounding quite so sweet in the land of the converted. A new pest, the evil pigweed, is hitting headlines and chomping its way across Sun Belt states, threatening to transform cotton and soybean plots into weed battlefields.

–more (a mobile link)–

HatTip Rense

This all leaves the most important question:
Are you for Nature or Corporatism?
Which just about sums up all of man’s current problems!

Written by morris

April 21, 2009 at 3:39 pm

Monsanto legislating against Organic farming

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HatTip rense for the pic above



Also see:

Iraq the Genocide, also Monsanto’s rule

Video: The world according to Monsanto — Banned in the USA

Honey for the Waste Incinerator

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers

Shareholders ask Monsanto to defend US constitution. Iraqi farmers legally forced to use Monsanto seeds. Ex director advises Obama

Monsanto in law



Monsanto is heavily involved in Europe too.


From 2001:

The Earth is not dying, it is being killed, and those who are killing it have names and addresses. – Utah Phillips

Appendix 1: UK Locations:
Monsanto UK Ltd. (PBIC) The Maris Centre 45 Hauxton Rd. Trumpington Cambridge CB2 2LQ England tel. 01223 849200 www.monsanto.co.uk www.monsanto-ag.co.uk registered office for Monsanto UK Ltd
Monsanto UK Ltd. Tulip House, 70 Borough High St. London SE1 1XF England tel. 020-7864-9913 This is the company’s government and public affairs office. This is a small office (maybe just a couple of desks) in a large office building housing a number of different companies.
Monsanto PLC PO Box 53 Lane End Road, High Wycombe Bucks. HP12 4HL
Monsanto PLC appears to be a remnant of old Monsanto/Pharmacia, the company has no employees and is registered at Pharmacia’s UK head office. It has two directors: Philip Greenhalgh and JG Lee. 73

From: http://archive.corporatewatch.org/genetics/commercialisation/monsanto.htm#strategy

Written by morris

April 9, 2009 at 9:42 am

Posted in Environment, food, Monsanto

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Financial crisis is just the symptom

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We forgot so much – health is the next crash – it will supersede all others – and unlike financial affairs – man made cheating and spin won’t help – only right living will – the industrial profit driven food industry is the link to the failing immunity.

The food industry like all other is profit driven. How could it not fail? We hear of Immune deficiency, anti biotic resistance, obesity and fertility problems. All the warning signs are there.

The bible makes some mention of leg braces (maybe there was an operation) and the importance of salt with some dietary rules. Yet it is not enough for a health formula. Ayurveda is just as old and it does offer a complete program for health.

Meanwhile Monsanto and similar corporations are denourishing our intake. And like the cigarette companies would deny wrongful health effects, so now do the Food lobbies.

The financial debacle is just the symptom we ignore the consequences.

A world crisis we know we have, maybe ethnicity will fade when faced with an animal like fight for survival. Water, wherever America goes, it says it wants to provide piped water. Actually fresh running water is more healthy.

Time to rethink. Events are poised to overtake us.

And the G20 meet could make us think of the ancillary issues, fossil fuels etc.

Written by morris

March 26, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Chavez sends army to rice plants

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A sign of things to come?

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: 28/02/09

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Photo: 28/02/09

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has ordered the army to take control of all rice processing plants in the country.

Mr Chavez accused some firms of overcharging by refusing to produce rice at prices set by the government.
He warned that some companies could be nationalised if they tried to interfere with supplies of the grain.

Mr Chavez – who has nationalised large swathes of Venezuela’s economy – did not say how long the government intervention would last.
Major rice processors in the country include the US-owned giant Cargill and Venezuela’s main food company, Polar.

Last year, Venezuela seized control of plants and offices belonging to Mexican cement giant Cemex.
In 2007, the government said it had taken control of the massive Orinoco Belt oil projects as part of President Chavez’s nationalisation drive.
Price squeeze


Written by morris

March 1, 2009 at 3:12 am

Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production

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Global Research, February 10, 2009

The countries that make up two thirds of the world’s agricultural output are experiencing drought conditions. Whether you watch a video of the drought in China, Australia, Africa, South America, or the US , the scene will be the same: misery, ruined crop, and dying cattle. –more–

Also see:

Graph of wheat prices, Guardian

Food is going to be scarcer, and Russia has only shown us how weak we are: Guardian and Times (UK)

BBC: Prime Minister tells British; Stop wasting food

Written by morris

February 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm

Posted in Environment, food, Meltdown

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Bailout or Revolution

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Who could believe the Bailout is the final assistance. It is anything but. It is a harbinger for the future.

And there is some strange political twist to this otherwise economic issue. It seems to give the Govt. Treasury total control over everyones money. And thereby making those in power appear to be even more gangster like.

It is another nail in the coffin for when there is a call to justice. A call to justice can only be made by hoards of people on the streets.

There is so little enquiry as to how we have ended up here. Yet the wars seem the most likely culprit.

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Written by morris

September 26, 2008 at 3:19 am

Food is going to be scarcer, and Russia has only shown us how weak we are: Guardian and Times (UK)

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Food is going to be scarcer, and Russia has only shown us how weak we are:

The only solution is for us to all pull together,

but there are voices that seem to not allow it

They will not say – our wars are wrong

And so together we sink

With the added worry of our inhumanity to each other.

Once it becomes clear that none of our western wars can succeed at anything at all.

Then we can start to pick up the pieces.

And yes it will be too late,

Poverty of food, spirit and hope will be the new enemy.

Britain is facing its worst harvest for at least 40 years as 30 per cent of the country’s grain lies in waterlogged or sodden ground.

The poor harvest is unlikely to lead to a rise in the price of bread, cakes, biscuits and flour, however. Gordon Polson, director of the Federation of Bakers, said that although much of the milling wheat was of a poor quality it could still be used for bread and flour. […]

He said: “The poorer wheat means it has less protein, but manufacturers can add gluten to ensure the proper quality for making bread. We are not happy and we may still have to import some milling wheat, but no one is talking about price rises for bread.” Source

John Gray in the Guardian comment section saying it like it is.

Russia – rich, nationalist and authoritarian – has made a mockery of our leaders’ pretensions. The west is no longer in charge

“We are back to great-power politics, shifting alliances and spheres of influence. The difference is that the west is no longer in charge. With their different histories and sometimes sharply conflicting interests, Russia, China, India and the Gulf states are not going to form any kind of bloc. But it is these countries that are shaping world development at the start of the 21st century.

The US – its bankrupt mortgage institutions nationalised and its gigantic war machine effectively funded by foreign borrowing – is in steep decline. With its financial system in the worst mess since the 1930s, the west’s ability to shape events is dwindling by the day. Sermonising about “law-based international relations” is laughable after Iraq, and at bottom not much more than nostalgia for a vanished hegemony.”

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Written by morris

September 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm

Posted in economy, food, Peak Oil, Russia, war

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